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eager pupil at your field watching and learning and hopefully, we will be able to continue to make you proud and as i continue to work on behalf of san francisco. thank you. . >> thank you supervisor cohen. supervisor kim? thank you. hard to follow that but to go along with what david chiu said earlier about a six -years-old in a body of a 36 wraryld and people would say you are too young to serve on the board of supervisors and i would say i'm almost the age of sean he else bunches but i am i have to say i have an incredible amount of respect for you on the
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board of supervisors not only are you incredible intelligent but prepared and knowledgeable and everyone here appreciates and demise your passion around a number of issues here in san francisco whether it was a pension a healthcare reform or whether it was planning. and i sat in on a counsel meeting one day on an item being held at the committee and the meeting was going long and we were going into public comment and one of your staff members came in and brought in the book from the e i r and you flipped to one of the pangs and start reading and i thought wow you are actually reading the entire e i r because i think most of us skim through the e i r's and skim through and
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but i doubt that most of us go through the e i r's and you turned to me and said, this is actually my third time reading it. that was a standard you set a bar for me when you is he that to me and that was a bar that i felt i had to be able to come close to may be not the third time but, i really do respect that. i have always admired your dedication and the faint that you don't lie to come in unprepared to an ortho argument and i do apologize that i was not able to replace chris daily in that role to continue the lively debates and discussion that is had happened prior to me. i know that you used to be -- there used to be that diagonal dynamic that habe is not as in existence as it was in the past but i'll say one thing
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sean, in admire ages i did not find that appeal on your birthday and i hope you remember that one when i call on you your birthday when i call on you in work ring for the city and county of fraction and also i have a lot of respect for your love and dedication to your family and a lot of us know that you could have continued on and run for other offices here in san francisco asked made an acknowledgement of your family not to continue and a lot of us in the political realm that is something challenging to do to include your family within your personal career as pirptions when you could have done more much this elective life and i know malia brought up the love for your family but some.
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our legislative staff have been waiting with shots to get the festivity started and so thank you sean for your years of service. thank you very much mr. president i'll try to keep it brief and needless to say, i don't believe that sean elsburnd was the first people to endorse he for supervisor but, one of the things that, became very clear to my when i first got elected and started talking to colleagues on the board of supervisors was how seriously sean else person takes this job and i don't know that i fully
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appreciated how challenging this job can be. it's a job that really dmadle the very best of all of us to do this right besides the legislative work, the work that happens in terms of you know serving addressing the nuts and bolts of what happens in a neighborhood, what was so incredible about coming on the board and talking to sean was just learning from him how he approached it up you know that the fact that he saw this as an opportunity to serve and that he took this seriously and it it's something that has stuck with me and the fact that all of us by virtue of our service here are lucky and privileged to serve san francisco and that we really owe if to the people that
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we represent do this job as well as possible and that is what i learned from sean elsburnd and i also learned that not with standing some of the tough appearance that you get that he is truly a kind individual and very gracious and sort of the curtsies that he extends his colleagues and that is greatly appreciated. but the most important thing about sean else person for me is that i do i believe that sean elsburnd has helped to headache me a better supervisor. really sometimes tend to be on the opposing side of issues and as someone who has a different perspective and is i know that when you come into this chamber and you are going to take about a given issue that you better be ready, be prepared
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and better have read all of the materials it and that you better be on top of your gram because you know that sean elsburnd will be. you know that he will have read all of the documents he will have read every single piece of information on a given issue and that he is someone who's going to make a strong case as is possible. and, that makes you strive to be the best you can be. and that is something that i really appreciated about you sean and i really appreciated you for that because it helped me be better when i came in here and i preebt appreciate the fact that i can come in here and have are a disagreement but have a good working relationship and we may not be on the same page but i always respected you and what i
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can say about all of us searching in your capacity is serving san francisco is the highest compliment that you can give someone and by that measure, you can say that i have a great deal of admire ages four and great deal of respect and i hope that wherever life takes you you continue your service to the city of san francisco and that is the thing about these jobs is they do take you away from your loved ones and i-you know i know that it's not good-bye, and you know, the interesting thing about the two supervisors that we are saying good to at least saying farewell to today is that with each one
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of them, you can see how genuine they were and you knew where they stood and i think it's great that san francisco you know, gets to have those kinds of represents but anyway, sean congratulations. >> thank you supervisor chu. >> instructor: that you very much i i think so we knew that this was coming and i have to say that out of all of my colleagues here i'm the one that has served the longest with you and there is a lot of pressure to think about all of those different theabt might have happened all throughout the years and it has really been a pleasure and a joy to serve with you coming on the board when i was viers appointed i didn't know left from right or moderate from progressive it was not
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something that i was naturally involved with and you really helped to guide me and you really helped me to understand and think about how it is that i can seven the best that i can for my district and so there are a lot of important legsons that i have learned from you and one making sure that you takeel all of the hard issues they main be the most sexy issues but they are important and so whether it's pension reform or flay structure and planning you tackled all of those issues and the city is better off for it and in terms of knowing the rules very important to know the rules and understand that and taking a quick look we were doing a bit of research about all of the times that you stood up and fought for the thing that you cared about and also knew how do it. >> google search online.
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november 2008. --. >> july 2009. elsburnd fights daily over two commission nominee and is of course, 2010, elsburnd use as trick of parliamentary procedure to keep patrols off the ballot and i remember this meetings and there was a very veep intense moment when you kept standing up and dividing the file and another provide ore kept going back in and adding back to it and i add added that in the proceeding in the records and there are about six pages of motions that were taken biby supervisor elsburnd in that intans instance and so i want to show how important it was that sean knew how to fight
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for things and all of the parliamentary procedures to do that and but what i think has been said over and over again is how important that you helped us understand the balance of being elected the and having family and essential balance and that is what i appreciated and learned the most from you you are a wonderful dad to michael i see it all the time when he is in the office with you and he runs through the halls and aura wonderful husband to jennifer and a tremendous friend to me and i know that we are going do miss you all so much. and i have a little bit of a gift for you just in case there is a time when you miss us here at the board chambers and so i want to
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thank you so a memorial to the sake nice fies of public service and the city and county of san francisco will all be grateful and this is all used from material that we are going to discos of. no city funds were used for this but this is something very valuable to us and for sean, we will miss; you. okay.. >> supervisor mar? yeah, i sure hope that he is going to spike the mike before he leaves today so we can all watch this and i want to thank supervisor farrell for the great slide show and i know that sean had a great relationship with my predecessor cor cor and when i first came in you sat me down and offered to advise me
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about everything from flex spending accounts to board of trustees benefits and everything and i'll miss where you are widow dominate and respect for the institution that you brought and i also want to say a good memory as is when we played softball together. on a team against the sheriffs we got beat pretty baddly and so i'll remember us working as a team and thank you for a great service and for being a great colleague on this board. >> thank you sean. . >> ms. olague. for me this is old san francisco values you represent the more 67ive district and you obviously take a lot of pride in your catholic upbringing the fact your irish heritage and i think you
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represent a lot of those old fashion values that i think are many and a certain kind of add horns to tradition or respect for tradition that i think is admirable, actually and i was reminded of that when you were giving your comments about to mike 97ian last week when he excellent on what his values was and when i sat next to you at the cans committee i would look over and see pictures of you with your son and very cute and so i think it's kind-of cool that we do have those very traditional values that are still important in this culture, so, even though, i think you have helped me resolve my identity crisis and so, i guess i'm progressive. and but i
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just admire your values and i admire your family values and there is something to be learned from those values. so thank you., thank you supervisor olague and, last by not least supervisor avalos. >> i didn't relevancy i was going realize i was going to be last and i do not generally stand up accept for these koondz of thing. and stylly i was a legislative aid watching you as a supervisor and watching you to get into a lot of debates with my former boss chris daily and i always came in to the board knowing i would have to work with you and how am i going to do that his game is really really strong and my first committee meeting on the budget
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chair was with you serving at one time it was a whole debate around the public defender in the central services for and actually i thought i did the right thing i thought i had some approval for you on how i managed that meeting and that approval meant a lot to me and then the next year, you were my i'm not sure if you ever my vice chair and i thought if i can survive this year with sean elsburnd and his approval we can accomplish a lot and i did survive that year and it was not until john fourth when we almost came to blow around the discussion a around the marital appointment and i did i exaggerate but one of the thing that i felt that you did really well here apart from or including your ortory is that you were always -- it was really important that we be consistent about who we are and highway we represent ourselves and discuss
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policy and what we want to do legislativey that was something that i feel you helped me whether you intentionally did it or not you worked really hard at being consistent and so when you told me on january fourth that i was not being consistent i i had to walk across and let you know that i truly was. but, i just -- it's very complicated for me to be up here and talk about my feelings about you because they are very complicated. i see you coming from a similar background as me growing up catholic i'm not so catholic anymore but there is something that i had with you about that in some way in my mind that has gotten me caught up with how i admire and respect you so much and come out @you at the same time and so i want to saw thank you for your work and i appreciate the time that you are going to have moving forward with your family and it's exceptional and it's
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something that you valid and i valid my work as a parent on the board of supervisors and i look forward to seeing what you are doing in the future best of luck. >> supervisor elsburnd? the floor is yours common and both microphones.. >> well thank you. thank you to all of you for your kind words. geez i remember my first board meeting over there, i cried, and then my last board meeting better keep keep this quick first i couldn't not be here with the the voter and is district senate. thank you to them, my staff, john gavin who worked like a crow my maternity three system carey black stone
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and -- the last four years alex and of course, i brought my own packet and of course, for the last eight and-a-half years but truly as a colleague for the last ten, 11 thank you clerk and the board she is not here rick, an gel lay, you guys have been amazing. you are the reason why we have our success, thank you. city attorney, controller budget analyze, the fire chief and other city staff, thank you. i probably won't get through. my wife, parent, sister and thank you. you know i had a few jokes in here but i'm not going to be
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able to do them. i'll just keep it simple. thank you everybody. i admire the way you all represent your districts and work to give san franciscoians to give san franciscos what they deserve but i do it my other way you fight do it my other way you work and i look forward to watching you do that into the future. you will not see me at public comment, but, i'll certainly be fascinated to see how you all do and i hope you do keep in mind that general principal that i have heard you all articulate in different ways we absolutely live in the greatest city in the world and to represent the greatest people in the world san franciscoians and you have a tremendous aren'ts in living up to that honor and i wish you all the
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best in that endeavor. (applause). . . >> again thank you supervisor
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elsburnd and supervisor olague but know that you will not be here in the champ next month but you will be here with us in spirit and with that colleagues i want to get back to the people's business and it we could go to our four p m special order. if you could read the items please. . >> colleagues west front of us today the appeal of the review exceptions for the proposed project on each street and we will consider the sufficiency of the project's determination that the project has the project has
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>> so i took a look at the plan that was in the city bicycle map
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that you could buy at hardware stores and other places, and it showed that the recommended pass through the panhandle, once you got there, was to go north one block, up to hayes street, and take hayes to scott and scott down into the wiggle. as we looked at how to route that traffic that teeme seemed e way to do this. traffic engineers would never mix different -- substantially different speeds of vehicle traffic on the same piece of pavement. and that's what this plan does, that's faulty. so when you look at -- when you look at the eir for the bicycle plan, that was approved finally
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in 2009, this sentence jumped out at me, and that says, when you implement plans like this, it's not just exclusively for one set of constituents or users. you have to look at the entire picture and present a balanced plan that addresses all the needs of all of the people of the city. and clearly again this plan doesn't do that. as president of the haight ashbury improvement association i worked on this initially and this was the chart that i had gone to with the mta and they refused to listen. so what this proposes is that for people living south of the panhandle and the park they can make their way to the wiggle, eastbound tat